Jacob Daniel has been loading up on major offers and a gigantic one came through Thursday when the four-star defensive tackle talked with Alabama coach Nick Saban and got offered by the Crimson Tide.
The 6-foot-5, 300-pound standout from Fresno (Calif.) Clovis North said it was a complete shock that Alabama offered but he's highly interested in the program and according to a source the Crimson Tide are definitely one of his favorites.
"It was a total surprise," Daniel said. "It was actually supposed to go down (Friday) but coach (Nick) Saban was busy so I had to go into the office at lunch and they called the school.
"They talked to my athletic director and then they put me on the phone. It was coach (Lane) Kiffin at first and he was able to get coach Saban out of a meeting and coach Saban talked to me."
Daniel, rated as the ninth-best defensive tackle in the 2015 class by Rivals.com, said he had a brief chance to talk with Saban and the conversation definitely stood out.
The Central California recruit said while he has plenty of offers he's going to take a serious look at Alabama because it has such success putting players in the NFL. USC is also a major contender in his recruitment after a recent visit there.
"(Saban) was just saying he saw me as a top player in the country and he wanted to extend me a full-ride scholarship to Alabama," Daniel said.
"It's a great program. One of my dreams is to go to the NFL and if you really want to go to the NFL that's the place to go. I don't really know but I can definitely say I have a high interest in Alabama."